In the Wake of Chaos

In the Wake of Chaos

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Chaos theory has captured scientific and popular attention. What began as the discovery of randomness in simple physical systems has become a widespread fascination with qchaoticq models of everything from business cycles to brainwaves to heart attacks. But what exactly does this explosion of new research into chaotic phenomena mean for our understanding of the world? In this timely book, Stephen Kellert takes the first sustained look at the broad intellectual and philosophical questions raised by recent advances in chaos theorya€”its implications for science as a source of knowledge and for the very meaning of that knowledge itself.Physics concentrated on these cases, treating all others as exceptions to be approximated by a simple solution or ... The mutual interdependence of solvability and importance finds striking expression in Symona#39;s (1953) mechanics textbook.

Title:In the Wake of Chaos
Author:Stephen H. Kellert
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1994-10-28


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